A woman died Wednesday evening and two men were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte after a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 74.
Union County Public Schools presented new administrative guidelines with regard to service animals on campus. The guidelines were presented to the school board policy committee, though they do not approve administrative guidelines.
Weeks after adoption of the county budget, Union County commissioners approved the Union County Public Schools capital projects priorities Monday.
The Monroe City Council voted Tuesday night not to move into the design phase for teen center in the Winchester area. Instead, they voted to use the budgeted $200,000 for improvements needed in the existing buildings in the neighborhood.
Monroe has won the conference four years in a row and has been to at least the state quarterfinal round in each of those seasons, but the Redhawks want more. Monroe, coming off a 13-3 year, has its first test on Friday with a home game against Lexington.
Bishop Ford's four touchdown runs helped Hough High defeat Sun Valley 34-20 in Charlotte's Memorial Stadium on Thursday night in the season opener for both. The 4A Huskies led by 20 points twice, but the 3A Spartans wouldn't go away.
10 Union County teams open the high school football season on Friday, and five of them are playing at home. Here's a breakdown of the matchups.
The Panthers evened their preseason record (1-1) with a 12-point home win over Kansas City. The Panthers' starting defense gave up just two field goals, QB Cam Newton knocked off some rust and rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin continued to impress.
Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.
According to our farm calendar, the week of August 3rd is when we sow beet seeds for fall and winter harvests. Beets seeds will germinate quickly in the warm summer soil and respond well to the cooling temperatures of late summer into fall.
To say I like bacon is a lot like saying, “The sky is blue. Water is wet. Fire is hot.” Of course I like bacon. Who doesn’t like bacon?
The 4th of July Parade was wonderful. It was fun!
Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.
Medicare bidding system is broken
Congress has done little good
When words and intent diverge
America may die very soon
What are lawmakers thinking?
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.